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Mobile App Development, PlayUp, Objective-C, and Windows Phone with Kevin O'Neill

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Mobile App Development, PlayUp, Objective-C, and Windows Phone with Kevin O'Neill

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Kevin O'Neill is the technologist at large for the social sports network PlayUp where he's working to build the ultimate social network for live sport on mobile devices. Kevin's fingerprints can also be found on the mobile products from Lonely Planet to realestate.com.au. As a speaker Kevin regularly shares his thoughts on technology, delivery processes, user interaction and creating great product teams.

Kevin's a big fan of Objective-C. We talk about this, of course. Not sure we can agree on the "beauty" of ObjC, but who cares... Kevin and team are kickin' butt and takin' names using the technology and building powerful tooling around it to support their in-house mobile development efforts. Kevin's the first ObjC developer I've interviewed, so we spend some time geeking out on it. 

It turns out that Kevin is a big fan of Windows Phone and looks forward to bringing PlayUp's mobile apps to Microsoft's new mobile platform - one which guarantees a consistent experience for both developers and consumers across varied WP7 devices. This is one of Windows Phone's best features for developers and consumers who use apps: a platform that guarantees consistent user experiences across several different WP devices. This consistency is great for developers and app users alike. I look forward to seeing PlayUp on WP7!

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